GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL

~ GOD IS LOVE!!! ~

 
~ GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL!!!~
~ GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! ~
~ GOD’S LOVE IS STRONG & TENDER!!! ~
 
I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL
 
THIS IS THE GOSPEL WE PREACH:
 
IT IS BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE ALMIGHTY GOD ALLOWED OUR LORD & SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS TO LEAVE HEAVEN. THEN BECOME ADORNED WITHIN A SINLESS EARTH BODY, BORN OF A WOMAN. HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE, HEALED, DELIVERED, FED, SAVED AND SET FREE MULTITUDES OF PEOPLE…  JESUS MIRACULOUSLY AND MAGNIFICENTLY OVERCAME SIN, DEATH & THE GRAVE AS WELL AS THE POWERS & PRINCIPALITIES THAT BE.
 
“…FOR IT IS BY HIM WERE ALL THINGS CREATED, THAT ARE IN HEAVEN, AND THAT ARE IN EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE WHETHER THEY BE THRONES, OR DOMINIONS, OR PRINCIPALITIES, OR POWERS, ALL THINGS WERE CREATED, BY AND FOR HIM:
 
AND HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS, AND BY HIM, ALL THINGS CONSIST.
 
AND HE IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH: WHO IS THE BEGINNING, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD; THAT IN ALL THINGS HE MIGHT HAVE THE PREEMINENCE. 
 
FOR IT PLEASED THE FATHER THAT IN HIM SHOULD ALL THE FULLNESS DWELL…” COLOSSIANS 1
 
JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, FOR HE IS THE PRECIOUS LAMB OF GOD, WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE FOR US AND THE SINS OF THE ENTIRE WORLD.  YET, HE WAS MISTREATED, BEATEN, CRUCIFIED UPON THE CROSS, DIED & WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB. AND THEN AFTER (3) THREE DAYS HE AROSE WITH ALL POWER!!! ALL BECAUSE OF GOD’S LOVE FOR US!!! 
 
TRUE BELIEVERS CAN SAY, “I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED!”
 
 
“…FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE, FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD, BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS, WHOM GOD SET FORTH AS A PROPITIATION…” ROMANS 3
 
THEREFORE, WE ALL NEED CHRIST JESUS AS OUR LORD & SAVIOR!!! ABBA HEAVENLY HOLY FATHER THANK YOU FOR YOUR MARVELOUS OMNIPRESENCE!!!
 
KNOW THIS; GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! THEREFORE, WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD WE CAN OVERCOME evil WITH GOOD!!! 
 
 
TRUE BELIEVERS CAN SAY, “I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED!”
 
 

KNOW THIS; GOD IS ALSO A GOD OF WRATH!!!

Nineveh was the capital of the ancient powerful Assyrian Empire.   They were known for their brutality, disrespectfulness, carnality, cruelty and violence.

Jonah was called by God. He was sent to the city of Nineveh by GOD. Jonah means “Dove!” He was to preach to them. Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh.  So, he instead tried to flee to Joppa aboard a ship. But the Lord sent a great wind that caused a furious tempestuous storm upon the sea.  Jonah knew he was the cause. The mariners on board finally threw Jonah overboard at his request.  God had prepared a “Great Fish” that swallowed up Jonah. He was in the belly of the fish for (3) three days. Jonah fervently prayed in the belly of the Great Fish.  The Great Fish finally spit Jonah out on dry land. He then reluctantly went to the great city of Nineveh after traveling (3) three days.  Jonah preached to the inhabitants as well as to the King of Nineveh telling them to REPENT! He told them frankly if they did not REPENT they would be overthrown after (40) forty days. Well the King as well as the people of Nineveh believed Jonah’s message from GOD.  He then proclaimed a fast and along with the people he too put on sackcloth, cried out to GOD and they repented. (See details in the Book of Jonah)

 

But years later again Nineveh backslide and once again returned to their old ways. It is in the Book of Nahum where it records the final destruction of Nineveh.

“GOD IS JEALOUS, AND THE LORD REVENGETH, AND IS FURIOUS; THE LORD WILL TAKE VENGEANCE ON HIS ADVERSARIES AND HE RESERVETH WRATH ON HIS ENEMIES.

THE LORD IS SLOW TO ANGER, AND GREAT IN POWER, AND WILL NOT acquit the wicked…” NAHUM 1 (See the details in the Book of Nahum)

 
CHRIST JESUS WAS GOD’S LOVE MANIFESTED IN SINLESS FLESH!!!
 
 
“…HE SENT HIS SON TO BE THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS.” I JOHN 4
 
ABBA FATHER GOD, WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE KING OF Kings & THE LORD OF Lords. YOU ARE THE ALPHA & THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING & THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. ABOVE YOU THERE IS NO OTHER. FOR YOU LORD GOD ARE THE GREAT; “I AM!” THEREFORE, WE DAILY RISE TO BLESS, HONOR, THANK & PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME!
 
MANY CONFUSE GOD’S LOVE WITH; This world’s “Intoxicating Affections!” It is not the same.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. FOR THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH WAS OFTEN QUITE CARNAL & CONFUSED ABOUT MANY THINGS. AS WELL AS HOW THEY WORSHIPPED.  IT IS HERE IN CORINTHIANS THAT OUR LORD DEFINES AND MAKES CLEAR THE ATTRIBUTES OF HIS LOVE IN HIS WORD!
 
YOU CANNOT PLEASE BOTH GOD & Man/Woman…
 
HALLLELLLUJAH THANK YOU LORD!!! I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED!!!
 
IT IS WRITTEN:
 
“…AND THOUGH I BESTOW ALL MY GOODS TO FEED THE POOR, AND THOUGH I GIVE MY BODY TO BE BURNED, BUT HAVE NOT LOVE, IT PROFITS NOTHING.
LOVE SUFFERS LONG AND IS KIND; LOVE DOES NOT ENVY; LOVE DOES NOT PARADE ITSELF, IS NOT PUFFED UP: DOES NOT BEHAVE RUDELY, DOES NOT SEEK ITS OWN, IS NOT PROVOKED, THINKS NO evil; DOES NOT REJOICE IN iniquity; BUT REJOICES IN TRUTH; BEARS ALL THING,. HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS. LOVE NEVER FAILS …” I CORINTHIANS 13 ~   REMEMBER THIS IS HOW GOD DEFINES HIS LOVE!
 
GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL
TRUE BELIEVERS CAN SAY, “I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED”
 
~ YES LORD!!! WE ARE SAVED BY THE GRACE OF GOD!!! 
WE ARE TO DAILY STRIVE & THRIVE TO LIVE EVERYDAY; “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!”
 

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~ Cleansing us from sin is the business of the HOLY SPIRIT! ~

 

 

~ Cleansing us from sin is the business of the HOLY SPIRIT ~

 

SALVATION is beautiful. However, as believers none of us are exempt from sin.  We are all “SAVED” by GOD’S GRACE.  But what makes us different is we as believers have been given the gift of God’s precious HOLY SPIRIT that dwells within us. We are to ask God to fill us whenever necessary.  Yes indeed, it is through the power of His precious Holy Spirit we can see and experience Miraculous, Healings & Miracles!

 

 

Our body is a Temple where His Holy Spirit, His Comforter resides.  His Spirit is the keeper and restorer of our souls.  And the Holy Spirit has cleansing power and is able to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “I  AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE HUSBAND MAN.  EVERY BRANCH IN ME that beareth not fruit He taketh away. AND EVERY BRANCH THAT BEARETH FRUIT, HE PURGETH IT, THAT IT MAY BRING FORTH MORE FRUIT.    NOW YE ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I  HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU.  ABIDE IN ME, AND I IN YOU…” JOHN 15

 

 

Christ Jesus has imputed His righteousness to us. Come what may we can rest assured absolutely no one or nothing can ever pluck us out of God’s hands.  In the Lord we can be confident! There is genuine grace, joy, peace, security & significance in the Lord. For this we can be eternally thankful.  It is important to always make God our top priority.   For He can keep us on the Narrow Path.  For this is the road less traveled.  There is much going on in the world today that is not of God, this is true both inside and about His Church as well. Many times, the traditions, ways and customs of man take precedent over the WORD of GOD. This should not be. Know God and His Word for yourself. This way you will not be tossed about by every wind and doctrine of man. “So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunningness, by craftiness in deceitful schemes…”  Ephesians 4

 

“Be still & KNOW” God will always show us what is going on and happening around us. Make sure you set aside some time with the Lord in His Word and allow Him to direct your path. Take some time away from all the noise going on in this world.  This way you will be able to better hear, see, detect and discern the things that are not of God. Always allow Him to direct your path. God knows even before we were in our mother’s womb what His plans are for our lives. See Him above all others.  For, it is through the power of His precious Holy Spirit we can see and experience a multiplicity of marvelous Miraculous, Healings & Miracles!

 

Yes Lord! Know GOD and HIS WORD for yourself!

 

We are to be in the world but not of the world.”

 

 

And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”   Romans 12

 

GOD ALWAYS KNOWS HIS OWN!

 

We as believers are to learn to sin less as we daily “Walk in the Light.”  God’s Word is more than able. “Thy WORD is a Lamp unto my feet and a Light unto my path. I Have sworn, and I will keep thy righteous judgments.”  Psalm 119 We are without excuse.  For God is always willing and ready to help us in any and every situation.  Therefore, we should always be willing readily to REPENT whenever we realize that we have sinned.  For sin keeps us separated from God. This is true if it is by commission or omission.  Staying connected to God is an admirable attainable goal. Commit to embrace God’s Word daily!  For “God is Love!”  He allows His love to flourish within our lives.  Yet also allow Him to teach you how to “Guard your heart!”  Having God within our lives truly makes or can make all the difference in the world.  It is your choice.  God’s Word is the necessary essential spiritual food for our mind, body and souls. We are to actually embrace, implement and daily “live out loud” His Word as His people!

 

 

“Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you!” 

 

 

We, God’s people from all over the world who have truly accepted Christ Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior make up God’s true Universal Church.   There are many great places of worship throughout the world where we can gather together and worship, thank, glorify and praise God.   But never worship the building, multiplicity of activities, services or the people more than Almighty God Himself.  God knows whenever our worship is sincere. God always deserves the preeminence.  Make your worship personal.  For worship makes us even more aware of who God is. Worship is a time to recognize GOD for who HE is, and what HE means to us. To thank and praise His Holy name.  A sacred time to adore, elevate and focus upon giving respect and reverence HIM!!! 

 

 

God has only (1) one CHURCH. We should always honor God and “Worship Him in Spirit and in TRUTH!”  Know that God is forever omnipresent. Therefore, we can call upon our Lord and Savior Jesus to help us at anytime and anywhere 24/7/365 days year after year.  God is our Almighty Sovereign God, and He is omnipresent.  “What a mighty GOD we serve!” We know not the hour or the day?  However, we are to daily live as though we are expecting Christ Jesus to return at any time. Get your house in order!  For Christ Jesus is coming back for His Church without spot or wrinkle. “BE GOD’S CHURCH EVERYDAY & EVERYWHERE!”

 

 

We are not to demand GOD to do whatever we want.

 

We can pray (talk to GOD) wherever we are 24/7.  Keep in mind His Holy Spirit can keep and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Therefore, we should always approach God in a respectful manner.  We have even been given a sample prayer as to how we should honor Him. Such as: “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done or earth as it is in Heaven…”  For God is not a man nor is he like a genie. Yes Lord, as Almighty Sovereign God, we should always reverence Him.  God is real and He knows without a doubt when we are real. We are to daily exalt God! 

 

Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus actually spoke everything into existence.  He is the living Word of GOD!  (Colossians 3) You can also discover more about this all throughout the Bible. Each day is an opportunity to build an ongoing, personal intimate, up close transparent relationship with Him. In Him you can discover everything that you will ever need for life, living and eternal life! 

 

Abba Father God already knows what we are going to say or whatever we all are thinking. Therefore, we do not simply demand Him to do whatever we ask. But as men, women and children of God we are to share, preach, teach, proclaim and daily live out loud His Word.   He is our Creator & Maker. He answers all of our prayers according to His Divine and Holy Will!  For He always knows what is best!

 

Know who you are in GOD without doubt. The “CALL” of God is irrevocable.  Know this; “HE DID NOT MAKE IT A CONFERENCE CALL!” We can always & forever trust God and His Word in any and every situation. Through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus we have the VICTORY!  For God has promised to “Supply all of our need according to HIS riches in Glory by Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4 “HALLLELLLUJAH THANK YOU!!!”

 

 

Unbelievers are encouraged to get to know GOD

 

Know what you say you believe!

 

As for the unbelievers who have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are to encourage them to embrace the Truth of God’s Word. Know that there are also those who say they are believers yet don’t really know or understand what they believe?  In order to be more effective, we must first believe, know and embrace HIS WORD ourselves.  We are to point others to Jesus and encourage them to grow in the grace, wisdom and knowledge of His marvelous Word.  Time is of the essence for the “Perilous Days” are upon us!  Always keep in mind the omniscience of God for He is absolutely aware of everything at all times past, present and future. We can always seek Almighty Sovereign God for direction.  We are to demonstrate our faith and belief in God by the manner in which we live and approach life.  God always places us within the Body of Christ as He sees fit. For those who oppose the Word we are to be living examples.  For those who are on a power trip, or those who seek to undermine or question our integrity give them over to God.  Christ Jesus is the only Mediator between us and God. He is the Head of God’s Church.  God’s Church is His Bride. 

 

 

 

We do not have to argue or force GOD’S WORD upon anyone.  Nor do we have to fear them or worry when opposed.   “Christ Jesus is our Best Witness!” Be more concerned about knowing how to recognize the voice of God.   Know that there will be much spiritual warfare to rise up against you.   Study the life of Christ Jesus.  For all and everything is HIS.  Come what may, earnestly continue to daily seek the will and way of God above all.  “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof the world and them that live therein. He has founded it upon the floods…”  Psalms 24  Yet keep in mind that we are living in the midst of a “spiritual warzone.”  Anything and everything goes…  Nothing is sacred to some. They will say and do some of everything… Fret not!  Spiritual warfare comes in all sorts of directions.   Stay on the “Narrow Path.”  & “STAND UPON YOUR SOLID ROCK FOUNDATION!”  Therefore, also stay daily adorned in the “Spiritual Armor” of God. However, you should also know without doubt that The WORD of GOD is HIS infallible TRUTH!   It is our “Spiritual Sword” that cuts both ways whenever it is properly used…  Yes indeed, we can always and forever stand upon GOD’S WORD!   Know it has amazing cleansing & miraculous healing power!  That is once you know it for yourself. In God we have been given much freedom and liberty.  But we are also accountable to Him for how we “live it out loud,” and what we say do, preach and teach in His Name!  We as Believers have a responsibility to the LORD to be a daily reflection of Him to the unbelievers of this world knowing that that this world is on a “slippery slope.”

 

Get your house in order.  Don’t delay for tomorrow is not promised! Seek or begin to seek the will and way of God above all! 

 

A spectacular journey awaits us with a plethora of all sorts of spiritual lessons as well as blessings. God places us within the Body Christ as He sees fit. Absolutely no one or nothing can pluck us out of His Hands once you become secure in Him. It is through the amazing power of God’s precious Holy Spirit we can see and experience marvelous Miraculous, Healings & Miracles!

 

 

“For it is in HIM that we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17

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CHRIST JESUS MANIFESTED GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THE WORLD

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“JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH & THE LIFE!”
CHRIST JESUS MANIFESTED GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THE WORLD
 
 
 
 
 
“WE ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH!”
GOD ALWAYS KNOWS THE TRUTH!
GOD ALSO KNOWS WHEN OR IF WE TRULY BELIEVE IN HIM!
 
 
“HAVE FAITH IN GOD!”
SALVATION IS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD!
JESUS ATONED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
WE WHO BELIEVE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
 
 
“I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!”
 
 
“HAVE FAITH IN GOD”
GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES. 
WE CAN ALWAYS & FOREVER TRUST GOD.
KNOW THIS; WITHOUT FAITH YOU CANNOT PLEASE GOD!
WE HAVE FAITH IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD & SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS!
GOD WILL BE WITH US WHEREVER & WHENEVER WE “GO YE THEREFORE…”
 
 
YES LORD!!!
WE DAILY SERVE THE KING OF KING & THE LORD OF Lords!
HE IS THE ALPHA & THE OMEGA, THE FIRST & THE LAST, THE BEGINNING & THE END.
HE IS THE  FATHER OF  ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, AND HE IS THE FATHER OF US!!!
 
 
THE PERILOUS DAYS ARE UPON US! 
 
THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE IN GOD!!!
TRUST GOD IN & FOR EVERYTHING!
GOD CAN AND WILL KEEP YOU UPON THE NARROW PATH THAT LEADS TO HIM!
NO NEED TO BE ENVIOUS OR JEALOUS. FOR GOD ALWAYS TAKES CARE OF HIS OWN.
 
 
ABBA FATHER GOD IS SOVEREIGN!!!
 
 
GOD IS ALMIGHTY SOVEREIGN GOD AND ABOVE HIM THERE IS NO OTHER YOU CANNOT BARGAIN WITH, BUY, OR BRIBE, NOR MISLEAD GOD LIKE HE IS A Man/Woman.  FOR OUR GOD IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT & OMNIPRESENT!!!
 
 
HERE WE CAN LEARN A VERY IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON
 
“BY PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL!”
WE ARE TO WILLINGLY SUBMIT TO GOD’ S WILL AND FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS IF WE DESIRE A FAVORABLE OUTCOME. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW THINGS APPEAR TO OTHERS. KEEP IN MIND GOD ALWAYS KNOWS THE WHOLE TRUTH FOR HE IS TRUTH!
 
 
JEHOSOPHAT KING OF JUDAH TOLD THE PRIESTS, JUDGES, LEVITES & PEOPLE TO CONSIDER WHATEVER THEY DO & LET THE FEAR OF THE LORD BE UPON THEM. HE KNEW & CONFIRMED  THIS AS WELL AND GAVE  THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS;
 
 
 
 “YOU MUST SERVE FAITHFULLY AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD. IN EVERY CASE THAT COMES BEFORE YOU FROM YOUR FELLOWCOUNTRY MEN WHO LIVES IN YOUR CITIES WHETHER BLOODSHED OR OTHER CONCERNS OF THE LAW, COMMANDS DECREES OR ORDINANCES ~ YOU ARE TO WARN THEM  NOT TO SIN AGAINST THE LORD OTHERWISE THE WRATH SHALL COME AGAINST YOU AND YOUR BROTHERS. DO THIS, AND DO NOT SIN…” II CHRONICLES 19
 
 
 
 
IT IS WRITTEN:
 
“THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT COMES FROM GOD COMES THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST TO ALL WHO BELIEVE. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE, FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD AND ARE JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT CAME THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.
 
 
 
GOD PRESENTED HIM AS A SACRIFICE OF ATONEMENT THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD. HE DID THIS TO DEMONSTRATE HIS JUSTICE, BECAUSE OF HIS FORBEARANCE HE HAD LEFT THE SINS COMMITTED BEFOREHAND UNPUNISHED. ~ HE DID IT TO DEMONSTRATE HIS JUSTICE AT PRESENT TIME, SO AS TO BE JUST AND THE ONE WHO JUSTIFIES THOSE WHO HAVE FAITH IN JESUS.” ROMANS 3
 
 
GOD SAYS; REPENT!!!
 
WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW.
CHRIST JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW.
WE ARE SAVED BY GOD’S GRACE AND JUSTIFIED BY FAITH.
IN EVERY AND ANY SITUATION WE CAN TRUST GOD TO BE GOD.
 
 
“TO DECLARE, I SAY, AT  THIS TIME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; THAT HE MIGHT BE JUST, AND THE JUSTIFIER OF Him/Her  WHICH BELIEVETH  IN JESUS.     WHERE IS BOASTING THEN?    IT IS EXCLUDED. BY WHAT LAW?    OF WORKS?  NAY; BUT BY THE LAW OF FAITH.
 
THEREFORE WE CONCLUDE THAT A Man/Woman IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF HE LAW.”  ROMANS 3
 
DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE? KNOW GOD AND HIS WORD FOR YOURSELF!
“AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE  YOU FREE.” 
 
AGAIN I WILL SAY;
KNOW GOD AND HIS WORD FOR YOURSELF!
 
“THANK YOU HALLLELLLUJAH!!!”
 
REMEMBER WE ARE SAVED BY THE GRACE OF GOD THROUGH FAITH IN OUR LORD & SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS! WE SERVE THE OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT SOVEREIGN ALMIGHTY GOD. 
 
WITHOUT CHRIST JESUS WE HAVE NO RIGHTEOUSNESS OF OUR OWN. BY HAVING FAITH AND BELIEVING IN CHRIST JESUS GOD HIMSELF IMPUTED HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS TO US.
 
YES LORD!!!
THEREFORE, LIVE EVERYDAY; “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!”

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Where Does God Dwell?

March 16, 2010 by  
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GOD Dwells In The Hearts of HIS People!

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. We in America have a freedom that you just don’t find in the rest of the world. We have freedom of speech, freedom to vote, freedom to live and go where and when we please. But most importantly we have the freedom to worship. There are many types of worship services but there is only one true God. The only way to worship Him is in Spirit and Truth. On our many journeys throughout the world the LORD has allowed us to see many marvelous things. On them all the presence of the LORD has been apparent.

 

Journey to Athens Greece

On our trip to Athens Greece and Istanbul Turkey I was able to see some of the world’s most exquisite architecture. Turkey is a country that is 95% Moslem. In Turkey there is the renowned Hagia Sophia Cathedral. It was built for the Christian community to reflect the beauty that Solomon’s Temple once beheld. In spite of its elaborate intricate handiwork full of gold mosaic tiles, marble and brick walls, it is now a museum. Lord Help us!!!

 

What is so amazing Ephesus is one of the (7) seven churches the Apostle John wrote to in the Book of Revelation. He says: “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil; and hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and has found them liars.  And hast borne, and hast patience; an for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first Love.   Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen and REPENT, AND DO THE FIRST WORKS, OR ELSE I WILL COME UNTO THEE QUICKLY, AND REMOVE THY CANDLESTICK OUT OF THIS PLACE EXCEPT THOU REPENT!”   Revelation 2

 

How interesting that in the Book of Revelation the Apostle John sternly writes to the Church in Ephesus to tell them; “…thou has left thou first Love!” Keep in mind that during this 10th century persecution is also at an all time high. Take notice here. Yet despite all that the Church at Ephesus was doing  at this time John still adamantly tells the CHURCH TO REPENT!!!

 

Ephesus still contains various artifacts derived from Greek mythology and its continence is a shadow of it’s once intended purpose. This is also why REPENTANCE IS STILL SO IMPORTANT! Ironically across from it is the beautifully kept Sultanahmet mosque. Its known as the Blue mosque due to an extravagant array of blue mosaic tiles. Adorned with its intricate splendor and stately statueous marble columns and stained glass windows. It is scrupulously maintained and it is a place of worship for the Moslem community. Turkey is full of ornately designed mosques and Mohammed is whom they worship.

 

Where the SPIRIT of the LORD is there IS LIBERTY!

Words cannot express my gratitude to God for the things my eyes have beheld. The scriptures continuously came to my mind as I/we walked through the Hagia Sophia. “God does not dwell in a temple made by hand’s” In His time; “God is coming back for a CHURCH without spot or wrinkle.” “It is in HIM we live & move and have our being…” Acts 17 “Where the SPIRIT of the LORD is there is liberty…” When CHRIST JESUS returns; ” We will be caught up to meet HIM in the air…”  You cannot ever confine GOD & HIS majestic magnificent omnipresence to the confines of a structure made by human hands no matter how large.

 

Yes, we can worship the Lord within the walls… But it is clear that we can worship the Lord wherever we are inside or outside.  Christ Jesus preached prayed and taught from a boat, within houses, from the base of a mountain, in a garden, by a well, upon the roads, and numerous other venues. Standing behind a pulpit is not the only way to preach! It is your choice. Jesus nor His Apostles/Disciples built places of worship. Know that it is also your choice to build a place of worship, is not a requirement.  You can preach & proclaim to one, few or many… We have had the opportunity to teach, preach, proclaim, pray & worship in a plethora of places of worship throughout the world. There is nothing I enjoy more than a Spirt-filled Worship & Praise Service. But remember GOD’S CHURCH consists of HIS people from ALL over this world. We the people are HIS CHURCH! 

 

GOD LIVES IN the HEARTS of HIS PEOPLE

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Hagia Sophie Istanbul Turkey

God lives within the hearts of HIS people that have accepted HIS SON JESUS CHRIST into their hearts as SAVIOR & LORD!!! Our bodies are the Temple of the Living God. We must ask continuously for the infilling presence of HIS HOLY SPIRIT! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind to the unmerited grace the Lord has bestowed upon all of us. Truly the Lord Is patient, loving & kind.  No one really has to tell GOD anything. For He knows absolutely everything about everyone and everything past, present & future.  GOD cannot ever be manipulated or fooled.

 

I have discovered that many really do not believe GOD is Omniscient. When you truly do you will be, live and think differently!  You will also reverentially fear GOD. Abba Heavenly Holy Father Thank You for setting us FREE!!!

 

I am forever thankful that we had a most interesting journey. The one thing the tour guide who was of Moslem decent (in Turkey along with our guide we were required to have a Turkish guide as well) said that stuck with me was; “Why would a powerful God allow His Temple to be turn into a museum?”  I would not let him undermine who GOD IS! I could not help but respond and say; GOD IS AWESOME! HE IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD! But know this; “GOD is not like man. HE does not live in a temple made by the hands of man…” GOD IS A SPIRIT!  The tour guide was surprised and speechless!

 

My point is and was God is so gracious and kind that He allows us so much freedom. He even gives us the freedom to choose who or what we want to worship and where. You can enjoy places and things without worshipping them.  God wants HIS true worshipers to Worship HIM everyday; “In SPIRIT & in TRUTH!” Whenever or wherever I lift up Holy Hands, to Him and Him only my heart is eternally grateful.  I will bow to none other. It is by His Grace and His Grace alone are we saved. We are not SAVED by our works or anything we do…

 

SALVATION IS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD! HOWEVER, EACH OF US MUST TRULY ACCEPT CHRIST JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS AS SAVIOR & LORD. KEEP IN MIND, JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN! PRAISE GOD FOR SALVATION & ETERNAL LIFE with HIM! GOD IS TRULY WORTHY of ALL THE GLORY, HONOR & PRAISE! ABOVE ALMIGHTY GOD there is no other. Our GOD IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT & OMNIPRESENT!

 

Journey to Ephesus

In Turkey is the city of Ephesus. There are miles and miles of ruins. We were warned to not even take dirt or stones from the ground and cautioned about strict possible imprisonment penalties as well.  The area we visited had many restrictions. There right before us were original artifacts, columns, ruins etc. and remains to testify to the fact Ephesus existed. To this day approximately only 10% of it has been uncovered. It is still currently under excavation. Primitive hand tools are used in order to carefully preserve whatever archeological finds are uncovered. This was such a memorable experience to see and witness.

 

The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Ephesians to the church at Ephesus. Just look at God! Despite the fact Turkey is a Moslem country Ephesus remains a monument to Christians of God’s eternal presence, grace and mercy.

 

 

Some of my most invigorating spiritual enlightening moments were spent in Athens Greece. Here I hold dear to heart many cherished memories. We together walked up the steep incline to the Acropolis saturated with aged columns made of marble. The Parthenon and majestic ruins were filled with slippery marble laden paths. The highlight was when I observed my husband humbly climb on his hands & knees up “Mars Hill!” The infamous hill that the Apostle Paul speaks about in the book of Acts. How interesting when we approached Mars Hill there was a woman preaching to a congregation out in the open, under the beautiful canopy of the blue skies. It was a beautiful sight.  We take the “CALL” upon our lives seriously. Once my Pastor/husband determined it was safe I too climbed up on my hands and knees to meet him and we together Worshiped, Praised & Thanked the Lord for ALL HE has done, for ALL HE is doing and for ALL WE KNOW THAT HE WILL DO!

 

 

The Book of Acts teaches us; “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS SAITH GOD, I WILL  POUR OUT OF MY SPIRIT UPON ALL FLESH; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS: AND ON MY HANDMAIDENS I WILL POUR OUT IN THOSE DAYS OF MY SPIRIT; AND THEY SHALL PROPHESY:  AND I WILL SHOW WONDERS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BENEATH, BLOOD, AND FIRE, VAPOR AND SMOKE…”ACTS 2 

 

Journey to “MARS HILL!”

Paul spoke concerning an altar with an inscription representing the unknown god on Mars Hill. That unknown God happens to be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob I love, worship and adore.  For HE is the Father of us as well.  He is the only true and living God. He is truly the Great “I AM!” The Lord is Jehovah Raah meaning; My Shepherd! Mars Hill today is in a magnificent open place. High above Athens Greece for all to see. (I will forever cherish what it felt like sitting there and praising God for all He has done!!!)

 

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL! Mars Hills grand walls and canopy are the very blue firmament that God Himself spoke into existence through His Living Word. That Word is Jesus Christ wrapped in pure sinless flesh.  Who sacrificed His life for the sins of the entire world!!!

 

We are quite thankful for all the places the Lord has allowed us to go and ” Live Out Loud the Gospel.”  To preach, proclaim, teach and share the Gospel and readily give an answer for the hope that lies within us…  Christianity is truly supposed to be an everyday lifestyle.  When you really believe that God is real and that He is Omnipresent you will live and think differently.   You learn to live daily for; ” An Audience of One. “

 

It is amazing to see since our visit all the things that have come upon Greece as well as the world at large. We all had such an absolutely marvelous time. One would never have imagined that such a pleasant, warm, robust inviting place could later on suffer and experience such a terrible decline. We should never take for granted the freedom we have here in America. Lord Help them… I am thankful that America has been founded upon Christian Principles. I also pray that America again embraces those principles more and more… For this world is on a “slippery slope.” May we not take that for granted… Yes Lord please; “God Bless America” as well as to become steadfast in the faith.

 

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON…

The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church of God. Glory! Glory! Halllelllujah! HIS TRUTH is marching on!!!

 

“The earth truly is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof the world and them that dwell therein. He has founded it upon the seas…” Psalm 24.  There is not a place that can be built that can contain the fullness of God’s majestic awesomeness.  Nor can anyone manipulate, buy or pay their way into Heaven… HEAVEN IS GOD’S THRONE! The earth is HIS mere footstool.  HE IS LORD OVER EVERYTHING! The early church had no buildings they met in houses. They also taught in the existing places of worship. We have dedicated our home to be a place where God’s way prevails. It is important to keep God as the Center of your marriage, family and life. The heart of each of His Children is where His true Church abides.

 

 

There is nothing wrong with a church made by hands.  I am thankful that we both were raised up going to worship every Sunday not out of habit but by choice.   We both accepted Christ into our hearts as children and have been forever growing in His grace.  I was taught by a wise Mother who truly loved the Lord and was committed to the Service of the Lord.  My Father was raised by a Rev. Lady.  I thank the Lord for a “Solid Rock” foundation in Him. My Mother taught me early to  know that as long as we are on this side of Heaven we are “Forever Becoming…” God places us in the Body as He chooses. We arrive when God Calls us home to our final destination.  Or if we are here when Christ Jesus comes back for His Church; “we will be caught up to meet Him in the air.”

 

 

CHRISTIANITY  is a Daily Lifestyle to be lived unto GOD!

However, the focal point of the Church should not be a hierarchy laden with cliques, clichés, how do we pay our bills programs and solemn auxiliaries or programs; a mere shadow of what God originally intended.  God will always provide for His Church. Whenever, however and wherever we as True Worshippers are to; “Worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth!”  We are committed to the “Call” the Lord has upon our lives as His, Elder/Minister and Ambassadors.  It is written;  “For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them,”  Matthew 18. It is so very important to know GOD and HIS WORD for yourself. There is only One Worldwide International Christian Church in the eyes of the Lord.  And it is made up of all colors, cultures and nations from all over the world… 

 

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”  No need to compete with others.  For God has a place for us in the Body of Christ. We should praise Him in music, song, WORD and deeds. No, we are not saved by works. But our works do display our faith. We are SAVED by HIS MARVELOUS GRACE! Our main focus should be to cultivate an environment where God receives the preeminence in everything. There is much freedom in Christ.  Whenever or wherever we genuinely worship & Praise the Lord we should leave with a desire to want to grow even closer to HIM!

 

Christianity is supposed to be our daily lifestyle. We as believers can continue to grow in His Grace, Wisdom & Knowledge as we embrace and implement His principles within our lives until the day He calls us home. Then we get to live with Him through Eternity! Halllelllujah Amen! It is God’s Word and His power that will draw men, women, boys and girls from all cultures, creeds and colors worldwide. His Holy Spirit can and will change their lives when we sincerely spread this Awesome Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether it be within the many Places of Worship, via TV, radio, internet; on Face Book, Instagram, Twitter or in song, Word or deeds. As well as in person, taught, proclaimed or preached inclusively by the Gospel Message in the Spoken Word.

 

GOD dwells in the hearts & souls of HIS people WE HIS CHURCH! THANK YOU LORD! WE DAILY RISE TO BLESS & PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! YES INDEED! “THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!!!”

Everyday we are to live; “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!”

 

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